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Iowa doctor charged with indecent contact with a child

DES MOINES – Thomas L. Warren, Jr., M.D., a 45-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices oncology in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had formal disciplinary charges filed against him on January 11, 2013.…

Iowa DOT Issues Travel Advisory for Impending Storm

Iowa DOT Issues Travel Advisory for Impending Storm

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 29, 2013; 3 p.m. update – A severe weather event is forecast for this evening into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm…

U.S. home ownership rate remains low

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. home ownership rate dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, matching the lowest percentage since early 1997, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The…

Ron Paul: US Action in Mali is Another Undeclared War

Ron Paul: US Action in Mali is Another Undeclared War

From Congressman Ron Paul: President Obama last week began his second term by promising that “a decade of war is now ending.” As he spoke, the US military was rapidly…

Iowa WBB – Printy Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Iowa WBB – Printy Named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior guard Jaime Printy has been named Big Ten Player of Week for her efforts in Iowa’s wins against Wisconsin and at No.…

Iowa Wrestling — Nick Moore named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Iowa Wrestling — Nick Moore named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Nick Moore has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly honor is the first…

Senator Harkin Outlines His Plans for the Future (VIDEO)

Senator Harkin Outlines His Plans for the Future (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – In a video recorded today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) outlined his plans for the future, including his decision not to seek reelection for his U.S. Senate term expiring…

Durbin: Hagel has Dems support so far

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin said Democrats, so far, indicated they wouldn’t oppose ex-Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham,…

Perry urges $1.8B in ‘tax relief’

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday urged the Legislature to cut taxes and amend the constitution to allow the state to give nearly $2 billion…

Grassley Statement on the Retirement of Senator Tom Harkin

Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley regarding Senator Tom Harkin’s plans to retire from the U.S. Senate “Senator Harkin and I have rarely agreed on the issues or voted the same,…

Justice Department Pressed on “Too Big to Jail”

Justice Department Pressed on “Too Big to Jail”

Senators Question Whether “Too Big to Fail” Status of Some Wall Street Megabanks Undermines Government’s Ability to Prosecute Large Financial Institutions, Impose Appropriate Penalties WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod…

Kids get mean on bus ride home, cited by MCPD

Kids get mean on bus ride home, cited by MCPD

MASON CITY – According to public records, 5 kids between the ages of 9 and 14 were cited by Mason City police on January 18th after they became belligerent while…

City Administrator Brent Trout achieves designation from ICMA

City Administrator Brent Trout achieves designation from ICMA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Brent Trout, City Administrator of Mason City, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Brent Trout is one of more than 1,200…

Hand sanitizers won’t kill norovirus

DOVER, Del., Jan. 28 (UPI) — U.S. health officials say hand sanitizers are not effective against norovirus but they advise washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. The…

People worldwide living longer, but sicker

SEATTLE, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The majority of the people in the world live longer, but spend more years in poor health compared to 20 years ago, U.S. researchers say.…

Bowling scores: Jan. 20 through Jan. 25, 2013

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       1/20/13   Team High Series          Hawkeye Auto Body       1407 Team High Game           Rose Bowl                     508   Individual High Series Male         Greg Loveless    516 Individual…

Attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges dropped in plea bargain deal

Attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges dropped in plea bargain deal

MASON CITY – Alan Cannon’s legal troubles started following a party at his apartment in Clear Lake in which he supplied alcohol to a female juvenile. Following the party the…

U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

From the U.S. State Department – Today, President Obama reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment and support for the Syrian people by announcing an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid…

Report: Boy Scouts nears end of ban on gays

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) — The Boy Scouts of America is considering an end to its long-standing policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders, people familiar with discussions…

Man accused of pointing AK-47 at daughter

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A St. Paul, Minn., man is facing charges for allegedly pointing an AK-47 rifle at his teenage daughter during an argument about grades,…

Man accused of setting parents on fire

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A 31-year-old Siberian man was accused of killing his parents by setting them on fire after they complained about him being unemployed, investigators said.…

Retired priest gets prison for sex abuse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) — Retired Catholic priest Neil Doherty, an accused serial child rapist who pleaded no contest in one case, was sentenced in Florida Monday to…

Kilpatrick trial jury sees cash in safes

DETROIT, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Prosecutors in the Detroit City Hall corruption case showed jurors photographs of hidden safes full of cash and checks as they wrapped up testimony. Former…

Grandfather: ‘They killed our babies’

OKEMAH, Okla., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A preliminary hearing for a man charged with killing two young Oklahoma girls began Monday with the grandfather of one victim telling how he…

Steve King says he will continue to fight for immigration reforms

Steve King says he will continue to fight for immigration reforms

From Congressman Steve King – Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today following the press conference held by the Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ who announced their broad…

Obama, Clinton have joint interview

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, rivals-cum-allies, say their friendship developed because of some tough decisions that had to be made. “I consider…

Latham says budgeting is needed to erase debt

Latham says budgeting is needed to erase debt

From Congressman Tom Latham – Here’s a question for any responsible Iowa family. If you were facing an almost insurmountable amount of debt, wouldn’t you change direction and set a…

Congress sends Sandy relief bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Congress Monday gave final approval to a nearly $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package and sent it to President Obama. The Senate vote…

Suspected serial killer pleads not guilty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A suspected serial killer pleaded not guilty in White Plains, N.Y., to the slayings of two women, one a prostitute killed in 1993,…

Obama congratulates Netanyahu

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — President Obama congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his party’s winning a plurality of seats in the Knesset Monday, the White House said. During…

“Guardians of the Night” program coming to Lime Creek Nature Center

“Guardians of the Night” program coming to Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – A program entitled “Guardians of the Night” will be held on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at Lime Creek Nature Center. Pella Wildlife Company will present…

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Americans Struggling with Medical Debt

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Americans Struggling with Medical Debt

Medical Debt Responsibility Act helps consumers whose credit scores have been damaged by medical emergencies WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation to prohibit companies from…

Clooney picks up stranger’s bill

BERLIN, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A German man said he was shocked to discover actor George Clooney had paid his restaurant tab after fearing he and his friends had been…